University of Florida Health receives grant to develop antibiotics
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -University of Florida health researchers received a grant of $75 million to develop a new form of antibiotic.
The money was awarded by the Federal Defense Threat reduction agency.
Researchers will study 28 compounds that could be used to destroy bacterial pathogens.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which have adapted to survive current treatments, pose a significant health risk.
UF Health’s compound could also be used to address bioterrorism threats.
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